Cardamom Cake with Brown Butter Frosting

This layered cake looks hard to make but is surprisingly easy. The cardamom spice is complemented by the nutty brown butter frosting. The frosting is made by browning your own butter, then mixing it with sugar, cream, and salt. The cake recipe is mostly a traditional one but with the added richness of sour cream and cardamom makes this recipe special. After baking, the cake is split in half, frosted and layered, completing this delicious dessert.


Key Takeaways:

  • Cardamom cake is cut in half horizontally making it look like it is hard to make.
  • cardamom brings a perfect amount of spice to a cake.
  • Easy to make and it only takes 15 minute prep time.


“Make the frosting: In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook until butter turns a medium-brown color and has a nutty aroma, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool completely.”

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